Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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Cindia Arango Lopez

MA Student


Interests: Colonial history; past and present cultural geographic problems

Denise Braz

PhD Student


Interests: Latin America (especially Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil); race, gender, and social class; Black social movements; Black feminism; African Diaspora; public policies; violence; intersectionality

Danielle Castillo

Master's Student


Interests: Immigration; environmentalism; Indigenous studies; performance studies; Latin American femicide; intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality

Mariana Escalona

PhD Student


Interests: Gender, Black and transatlantic studies

Michael Ewing

MA Student


Interests: Indigenous studies; decolonial methodologies; Indigenous epistemologies; critical archival studies; post-colonialism; information and library science; Indigenous movements in Latin America

Gustavo Fuchs

PhD Student


Interests: Media studies, evangelical movement, religious politics, far right, Central America agenda-setting, framing, democracy, human rights

Nathalia Hernandez Ochoa

PhD Candidate


Interests: Theater and performance; decolonial feminisms; collective trauma and healing; violence against women; Indigenous studies in Guatemala; poetry and creative writing; critical ethnography and visual anthropology

César Iván Ibarra

PhD Student


Interests: Performance studies; maricon resistance; travesti dissidence; Nicaragua; Cuba; homonationalism; filth; hygiene; hegemony; cuir anarcho-communism

Ana Carolina Jesus

PhD Student


Interests: Violence, media, race, and public policy in Brazil

Maggie Johnson

Graduate Student, LAS/Global Policy


Interests: Drug policy; militarization; international trade

Ana Kearney-Cooke

Graduate Student, LAS/Social Work


Interests: Psychosocial trauma of immigration; social work with Latinx; education of immigrant families; border studies; social services in Latin America

Paula Lezama

PhD Student


Interests: Racial disparities in Colombia and Brazil; multidimensional poverty measures for Afro-descendants; impact of armed conflict and violence

Ana María López Hurtado

PhD Student


Interests: Decolonial studies; epistemologies of the South; gender studies; feminisms of the South; feminist theory; memory; violence; conflict and “post-conflict” Colombia

Michael Lott

MA Student


Interests: Central America, masculinities, gender-based violence, unaccompanied childhood immigration

Anayeli Marcos-Flores

Graduate Student, LAS/SW


Interests: Immigration; mixed-status; children; trauma; social justice; reproductive rights; environmental justice; mental health; activism and social movements

Bryce McLin

Master's Student


Interests: Brazilian diaspora; race, ethnic, and national identity; politics in the diaspora

Mariagracia Mclin Rodriguez

Master's Student


Interests: Afro-descendants; Black Studies; systemic/institutional racism; Peruvian Studies; race/racism/anti-racism

Mary Cassio Moralez

PhD Student


Interests: Decoloniality; Ecuadorian Kichwa language and literatures; bilingual poetry; indigeneity and indigenous poetics

Sebastian Muñoz

Graduate Student


Interests: Colombian armed conflict; Cold War South America; leftist insurgency; paramilitary groups; oral history and popular narratives

Janette Núñez

Graduate Student, LAS/iSchool


Interests: Political transitions in Latin America; identity; cultural products; dissemination

Blanca Pacheco

PhD Candidate


Education: M.A., Public Health and Latin American Studies, San Diego State University

Mayra Ramales

MA Student


Interests: Mexican identity construction; US–Mexico border relations; undocumented workers; social justice; liberation psychology; transgenerational trauma within immigrant families

Esther Ramos

MA Student


Interests: International migration; immigration policy; Mexico and Central America; racial inequality; oral history; Latin American feminist theory; Chicana feminist theory; Borderlands theory

Jennyfer Rodriguez

Master's Student


Interests: Indigenous literature and sociolinguistics

Joseph Rojas

MA Student


Interests: Transnational queer identity formation, queer digital and popular cultures, queer migration, and queer urban space

Katherin Tairo-Quispe

PhD Student


Interests: Indigenous studies; decolonizing methodologies; indigenous politics; development from indigenous approach; aesthetics; Quechua media activism, gender studies

Juan Tiney Chirix

PhD Student


Interests: Indigenous studies in Guatemala; critical race and gender theory; political economics; cooperativism and neoliberalism; decolonization of planning; participatory methodology

Fatima Del Rocio Valdivia Ramirez

PhD Candidate


Interests: Rarámuri Indigenous rights; drug trafficking, sovereignty, and mestizaje; colonial power structures

Olimpia Valdivia Ramirez

PhD Candidate


Interests: Refugees; irregular migration and its risks; international organizations; Mexico–Guatemala border

Karla Velasco

MA Student


Interests: Latinx and Latin American feminist and queer theories; Latin American revolutions and social movements; US imperialism in Latin America

Roberto Young

MA Student


Interests: Decolonization; race; empire; cultural studies; indigenous studies; social movements; ethnography; Guatemala; Paraguay

  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712